Local Women’s Soccer

Breaking News / Independence

Players accuse former Philadelphia Independence manager Paul Riley of sexual misconduct

The allegations, reported by The Athletic, paint a picture of a coach who abused his players at practice, took them out drinking on a regular basis, and used his power to pressure them into unwanted sexual activity.

Commentary / Local Women's Soccer / Union

The slow rise of women’s soccer and how the Union could bring it to Philly

MLS-backed women’s teams could continue to grow the game even more, and Philadelphia is currently without an NWSL team.

Featured / Independence / WPS

Tracking down the Philadelphia Independence

As teams in the new National Women’s Soccer League round out their rosters, we take a look at where former Philadelphia Independence players have landed.

Featured / Independence

Talking with Joanna Lohman

In part one of our interview with Joanna Lohman, the former Philadelphia Independence midfielder talks about playing in Spain and the W-League following the demise of WPS.

Featured / Independence

Where the Indys have landed

We take a look at where the Independence players have ended up after the cancellation of the 2012 WPS season. UPDATED

Featured / Independence

The blame game

Melting down about the WPS meltdown.

Featured / Independence

Indy owner: “We will be Back, Stronger in 2013”

Philadelphia Independence owner David Halstead addresses the cancellation of the 2012 WPS season and says the team will be back in 2013.

Featured / Independence / WPS

WPS cancels 2012 season

Citing financial strain resulting from the legal battles with Dan Borislow over his Florida-based franchise, the league announced today it has canceled the 2012 season. UPDATED

Featured / Independence

Independence add Chalupny, Cheney rumored

The Independence make it official and sign versatile midfielder Lori Chalupny. Reports also claim the team is close to signing USWNT striker Lauren Cheney. Outside backs Leigh Ann Robinson and Estelle Johnson officially re-sign. PSP has analysis of all the moves.

Featured / Independence

Independence add depth with great Draft

Independence pick six players in the 2012 WPS Draft, adding depth at key positions. We’ve got full analysis of how the new players will fit into the current squad.